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Please remember that Piedmont Rec. is a volunteer organization and our focus is to provide a clean and fun environment for our children to play.  PRA kids learn the fundamentals of the game, good sportsmanship and  volunteerism in our community.  As a member of PRA, you are expected to support these goals.  If you see something that needs to be done, feel free to pitch in. Talk with your coaches to find out what needs to be done.

Must complete volunteer application.
(Click for Application -Word)
(Click for Application- PDF)








Babe Ruth Baseball




We will be offering VOLUNTARY workouts for those interested in trying out for the 2015 Piedmont Rec. Middle Grades Baseball Team. These workouts are for those who are serious in wanting to try out for the middle grades baseball team and are in no way mandatory. Tryouts are open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. We will be having both a Varsity and a Junior Varsity Baseball Team again this year. Therefore I would like for everyone to email me using the below contact information, sign up in the office at school, or contact me so I will know all students who are planning on trying out when the mandatory tryouts begin. You will need to sign an insurance release form that says that if you were to get injured, you are covered by your own personal insurance policy. If you do not have a personal insurance policy, you will not be able to participate in these workouts. This is for the individual player’s safety as well as PRA and their coaches.  


Click here for more info on practice and tryout dates and times and for the release form.



PRA Babe Ruth Baseball controls the formation and organization of the Piedmont Middle School baseball team. The team is operated through the Union County Middle School baseball program. They generally follow the NC High School Federation rules. The team is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. All players trying out for middle school ball will be responsible for carrying their own personal insurance coverage, both accident and liability.  (click here for  waiver form)

To play on the middle school team, you must be a member of PRA and play Babe Ruth baseball. The season runs February 1st to April 1st.
For more information contact Dennis Baucom at 704-882-2285.

Babe Ruth Baseball Coaching Certification

Please click the following link to sign up or go to www.baberuthcoaching.org

Please feel free to contact Richard Purser or Dennis Baucom if you should have any questions.

Select Tournament Teams

PRA Babe Ruth Baseball sponsors a tryout for each age group to participate on a select tournament, or challenge teams. These teams are for the aggressive and talented players that want to extend their playing to weekend tournament play. The schedule of these teams does not conflict with Babe Ruth baseball. These teams are organized by a board that is comprised of the head coaches from each team.


Online Registration:

PRA has a new Online Registration system!  Click here to register online!




$175 (per family per calendar year)
Babe Ruth Ages 13-18 $135
Middle School $135
Age Chart

*Early Bird Registration discount $10 if registered before Feb. 2, 2012.



Babe Ruth Commissioner
Dennis Baucom : Email

Congrats to the Babe Ruth 15U Baseball Team! 2011 Union County WNC 15U State Champs - Runner up Southeast Regional



2009 Babe Ruth WNC State Champions :

10 of the 13 players on the 2009 Babe Ruth WNC State Champions came from Piedmont. 
They finished a stellar season going 39-3 all total in the spring and finished 3rd the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Tournament.  Players from Piedmont were: 

Jack Gamble, Cam Dorton, Cody Purser, Hunter Purser, Hunter Jones, John Elwood,
Cory Sikes, Tyler Ivey, Colton Greene, Carlos Sandoval, Austin Harding.
Asst. Coach Chuck Jones, Asst. Coach Brent Elwood, and Head Coach Lane Baucom.


Piedmont Middle School Baseball


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